Works about Philip José Farmer (15): R
The entries are in alphabetical order of the writer's name.
If more than one publication is mentioned, the publication of which a cover scan is included is indicated with a .

Reginald, Robert - "Farmer, Philip José, 1918-"
A checklist of the author's books from 1975 till 1991, with bibliographical data.
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1975-1991, edited by Robert Reginald
    Gale Reasearch, ISBN 0-8103-1825-3, hardcover [no dustjacket], -/1992


Reginald, R. - "Philip José Farmer"

A checklist of the author's books till 1974 (in Volume 1), a biography and an autobiographical piece by Farmer (in Volume 2).
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature (Volume 1: Indexes to the Literature, and Volume 2: Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II) edited by R. Reginald
    Gale Research, ISBN 0-8103-1051-1, hardcover [no dustjacket], -/1979


Renaud, Jeff - "The Maker of Universes"
A richly illustrated article about Farmer and his work, about how Farmer's Wold Newton Family grew into the Wold Newton Universe, about Farmerphile and other interesting items.
  • Starlog #353, March 2007


Resnick, Mike - "Introduction"
Resnick gives us a lot of reasons why this is a remarkable book, one of them its origin. He also gives a summary of Farmer's other Tarzan related items, of which two are included in this edition, and concludes the introduction with: "...It's a hell of a tour de force, half meticulous research, half unbridled imagination. Which is to say, it's 100 percent Philip José Farmer...".
  • Tarzan Alive
    Bison Books, ISBN 0-8032-6921-8, trade paperback, 03/2006

Jean-Paul Goude

Riley, Carolyn - "Farmer, Philip Jose 1918-"
Only one excerpt of criticism about Farmer in this volume, by Donald A. Wollheim in his The Universe Makers.
See also Sharon R. Gunton (in CLC-19).
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism, CLC-1 (Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Today's Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, and Other Creative Writers), edited by Carolyn Riley
    Gale Research Inc., ISBN 0-8103-0100-8, hardcover [no dustjacket], -/1973


Roberson, Chris - "A Grand Adventure"
Introduction, about the symmetries and coincidences in the life and writing career of Philip José Farmer, Danny Adams and Chris Roberson himself, that the three somehow link 'together'. About the novella that Farmer started and Adams finished: "..he's performed admirably, the result so splendidly seamless that I'm not certain where Phil's words leave off and Danny's begin."

Dominic Harman

Roberts, Garyn G. - (no title)

An introduction, discussing Farmer's contribution to the field and some words about his story "The Lovers" which is included in this anthology. About Farmer: "...His writing evidences his love of film, genealogy, and popular culture history...".
Roberts wrongly states that "The Lovers" and "Moth and Rust" were combined in a larger novel, The Lovers. They were not!
  • The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Garyn G. Roberts
    Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-021280-6, trade paperback, 

Frank R. Paul

Roberts, Garyn G. - "Fibers of Pulpwood Ran in His Blood"

Subtitled: "Philip José Farmer in the 1970s".
An introduction, about the pulp fiction period
, and the way it influenced Farmer's writing: «No one was (or is) better adept than Philip José Farmer at interweaving literary and popular culture history, and then providing an overriding narrative of his own. No one.».

Keith Howell

Roberts, Garyn G. - "My Friends. Phil and Bette"

Two anecdotes of Roberts first (1990) and later contact (2007) with the Farmers.
  • FarmerCon XIV, edited by Michael Croteau
    Meteor House, pamphlet, 08/2019

Keith Howell

Robinson, Spider - "Smoke Gets in Your Nose"
A very funny anecdote of Spider getting high and silly together with Judith Merril and Philip José Farmer in a car in Toronto, Canada.
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 11, January 2008
    [Fanzine, edited by Win Scott Eckert & Paul Spiteri.]
  • The Best of Farmerphile, edited by Michael Croteau
    Meteor House, ISBN 978-1-945427-08-4, hardcover, 07/2017
    Meteor House, ISBN 978-1-945427-07-7, trade paperback, 07/2017

Joey Van Massenhoven

Rochelle, Larry - "The Lovers"

A critical essay about the novel The Lovers, describing the plot and giving an analysis of the novel, in which it is compared to Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell and The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
  • Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Vol.3, edited by T.A. Shippey
    Salem Press, ISBN 0-89356-909-7, hardcover [no dustjacket], 10/1996


Rottensteiner, Franz - "Playing Around with Creation: Philip José Farmer"
  • Science-Fiction Studies, #2, Vol.1 Part 2, Fall 1973 
    [Damon Knight wrote a comment in #3, Spring 1974
    on which Rottensteiner replied in #4, Fall 1974.]
  • Science-Fiction Studies: Selected Articles, edited by R.D. Mullen
    Gregg, ISBN 0-8389-2338-X, hardcover [no dustjacket], -/1976
  • Online: read it here


Ruiz, Antoine - "Redemption in Philip José Farmer's Riverworld"
In this essay, about a second chance, the term redemption «...should be understood as "the capability of making different choices (better choices) the second time they occur"...», according to Ruiz.


Zacharias L.A. Nuninga -- Page last updated: 8 Sep 2019